VCA Valley Animal Hospital

South Windsor Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Jody Willis

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: University of Georgia

    Dr. Willis came to VCA in 2007 starting at our sister hospital in Vernon. After many years as an accountant she decided to take her life in a new direction by pursuing a degree in Veterinary medicine and ...
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  • Frank McAleer

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Michigan State University

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  • Christine Smith

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Pennsylvania

    Dr. Smith has been practicing at Valley since 1995.  After graduating fronm the University of Pennsylvania, she practiced for one year in New York; before she returned to her home state of Connecticut.  ...
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  • Sara Jacobsen

    Staff Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Iowa State University

    Dr. Jacobsen joined the Valley team in 2012.  She first recieved an associate degree in evnironmental engineering and did her undergrad at the University of New Haven in Biochemistry.  ...
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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately.

If it is after hours, Please call East of the River Emergency Clinic at 860-646-6134, or VCA Cheshire Animal Hospital at 203-272-3266